PLN – 25
06/2019
Urban Migration: Strengthening Cooperation with Civil Society

Organizing partners

City of Sfax
International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
Mediterranean City to City Migration (MC2CM)
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
UN-Habitat

Hosting city

Sfax, Tunisia

Good practices

  • The role of civil society in the urban governance of migration in terms of advocacy, access to basic services, social inclusion, and local knowledge. 
  • Mechanisms for articulation: Coordination and info sharing, policy development, implementation and joint service provision.
  • Challenges and solutions from peer cities: 
    • Sfax, Tunisia: Cooperating with CSO networks to fill local and national gaps 
    • Malaga, Spain: Sharing leadership with migrants association to foster active citizenship
    • Brital, Lebanon: Coordination of arrival and reception services
    • Douala, Cameroon: CSO’s contribution to housing policy evalutation and development
    • Meknes, Morocco: Empowering foreign students as local and international ambassadors